Nominations Open for 2014 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows Award

The nomination process is open for Campus Compact’s 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders.

Each MACC member president or chancellor may nominate one undergraduate student to become a Newman Civic Fellow, who will receive national recognition and represent his or her school among a group of student leaders from across the country.

The online application can be found here. Nominations will be accepted until March 6, 2014.

About the Award

The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.

Newman Civic Fellows are recommended by college and university presidents to acknowledge motivation and ability in public leadership. Newman Civic Fellows awards are made in memory of Frank Newman, who dedicated his life to creating systemic change through education reform. Frank Newman’s leadership was selfless, optimistic, and determined, spanning an incredible career of more than five decades. At the core of Dr. Newman’s leadership was a belief in the power of individuals to make a difference and in the power of connection with others. Newman Civic Fellows form a unique network of leaders who will inspire and keep hope alive for one another during college and afterward, as the network expands exponentially each year. Frank Newman had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who want to make a difference. The Newman Civic Fellows are reflections and affirmations of his life’s work.  Learn more about Frank Newman.

Meet the 2013 Newman Civic Fellows here.